Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Never Complain, Never Explain
Amid all the accusations of ethically questionable and politically backhanded motives for the firing of the eight US Attorneys, here's President Bush's assessment of the basic underlying issue (video here):
The announcement of this decision and the subsequent explanation of these changes has been confusing and, in some cases, incomplete. Neither the Attorney General, nor I approve of how these explanations were handled. We're determined to correct the problem.
My hunch is that, if the President disapproves of anything, it's the fact that an explanation was even offered in the first place. Why else would he hold a press conference about why the US Attorneys got fired and not bother to... explain why the US Attorneys got fired?